The Baby Blues

by Daryl Waller

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    42 page full colour A4 making of The Baby Blues 'book' in the form of a 'pregnancy notes folder'. Secret notes, chord, drawings, ideas, diary entires. Comes with baby hospital wristband with unique message on the reverse side.

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1.
Take me anywhere, I'll go with you And you said "drive the car Fasten your seat belt We're gonna go real far To a place where things move slow Leave it behind us A place where we can grow Don't drive too fast Don't make skids I wanna be there When we have our kids Take me anywhere
2.
Hitler opens his fist like a blossoming flower What covers up the smell of blood in the summerD Don't worry it's winter and it's all covered Hitler opens his mind like a blossoming flower Yeah I lift you from the water when you were heaviest I smashed the ice that packed you tight I gave you warm clothes you didn't want that Yea it was me that put up the bunting in the dead of night Yeah I was solid i did it alone, like a river Snaking through the soft soil on my own You built me bridges maybe i didn't want that Then you told me your a lover, not a giver Yeah Translated speech: He gathered his friends around him like an island gathering clouds. Shade to protect the animals from the burning sun. He dreamt of a new kind of island, where people will rise above their hate and brutality. He wondered why so many had been left behind. He asked and looked to the sky. A voice boomed from the clouds and It struck him to the ground. "Because they did nothing to help, BECAUSE THEY STOOD BY AND DID NOTHING!" Look up!… open your mind… the way of life can be free and beautiful. Hitler opens his fist like a blossoming flower What covers up the smell of blood in the summer Don't worry it's winter and it's all covered Hitler opens his mind like a blossoming flower Yeah
3.
The shepherd 02:05
A shepherd has one hundred sheep He goes out onto the hill and looks after them all night When he returns he counts only ninety nine sheep Jesus said "maybe you should go back out and find that missing sheep" So the Shepherd went back and he searched and he searched and he searched At last he found the missing sheep alive and brought it back home The Shepherd said to Jesus "now there are one hundred sheep". Jesus said "you are a very good shepherd… but I am a better one".
4.
Shoad 02:17
I saw a sick sign in the sky That's quietly turned red Your forced hand My force was unplanned Give me a shoad Without the ice and sly glance to the left No I don't follow your instructions Give me flat and warm kindness Sleepily and creepily Goodnight my love
5.
The breeze 02:26
It's no dream of mine To occupy a mind I cannot come nearer to God and Heaven Than I live to you I'm a stoney shore And the breeze that passes over In the hollow of my hands Are its waters and its sands
6.
There is something about me That brings out the very worst In the people I meet on the street There is something about you That brings out the very best in the people How do you do that? There is something about us That brings out the very best in the people And I know that I should say thanks for that And so here we go, becoming more introverted, feeling more boring. Being cut off from others, being ignored, being overlooked, but not looking either. Wanting attention.. but not being able to bring myself to seek this attention. Feeling negative, feeling negativity. Seeing only the bad in others Living in the city Being hot, being cold Indecisiveness Noticing the bad things Worrying Being unfocused in my work Not being good enough My work not being required or appreciated Guilt about not earning money Wanting to be alone.. when i want to be alone Not being together when i want to be together Not being able to handle going out to busy places after long periods spent alone. Shy.. but overtaking to boring people Wanting to be somewhere else The feeling time is going fast Having no friends Being around people who are successful and are forging for the future Having little in common Ideas running out, fitness and health My unborn child's place in the world That the amount of time spent with someone doesn't mean they actually care more That i've tried my best to stay in touch with the people But its become a humiliating effort
7.
The valet 03:28
I draw back the curtains And light fills the space My master is sleepy The valet knows his place Good morning sir It's time to wake up This mornings newspaper And a fresh cup for you I run him a bath Then shave his face The smell of a new day The smell of a fresh open grave The travel arrangements Were made yesterday The carriage is waiting To take him far away Now my mind wears the colours Of his very soul My master is gone I feel old A friend from a far i'm never too close I am the valet A friend from a far but never too close I am the valet
8.
Gene Wilder 03:33
Write your name Write your name Write it again No, write it again No, try again Do it again Write your name I got my ear to the track And my comrades are here We wait The taste of blood in my throat I'm ready for the hold up And everything is set Nothing will go wrong If I keep my vision blue Could Gene Wilder become my Dad? And love me so A child is crying Because it's lying On a rug Made of fear Gene as the fox Be my dad
9.
In the wood sat Robin Hood No one asked him if he felt good Climbed a tree to feel the breeze Climbed back down When he realised he was down Beneath the spit camps the hog Lit a fire and put it out Didn't know what life's about He'd stolen from the rich and given to the poor But the rich got poor so he had to steal some more From the formerly poor In the woods sat Robin Hood No one asked him if he felt good Didn't understand what life was for Did himself good on the forest floor
10.
There's a tunnel that leads to the heart of it all Accessible only to those who can crawl Through rivers of fire that never go out Are we just salmon without any doubt That there's no luck or chance in all that we do Are we condemned like the wondering Jew If you're looking at postcards of a sunny view Then someone is happy and thinking of you If you're looking for reasons to stay on this earth Then look to your Mother and look to your birth If you're looking at pictures and feeling unique While glancing at lists that you know that you'll never complete Then lighten the beat Could you hold me a minute and help me calm down Wrap me inside of your surgical gown There's a fast forward feeling inside of my brain Its hard to describe and it's not causing pain When I look at your hands they're a pile of wood There's meaning in that but it's not understood Then I look to the child that crawls on the floor In seventeen years he'll be right out that door But I'm coming home now, I didn't realise the time Was falling to pieces, tell her you love her tonight Walk upright with nothing to lean on Don't lean on me
11.
Smooth hands 06:09
If I knew the reason why Giving up was hard to do When I work I still need you Is the feeling mutual? I hear a voice, I ignore that I doubt you are my friend at all Real life comes to those with smooth hands Who are tired of the urban sprawl When I'm feeling crushed and empty Is it right to count on you? So I drew "I still love you" And wonder if my love is true What if you go away forever? What if you go away for good? Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye It's hard letting go

about

Recorded in DW's art studio in London, Pond Cottage, Sussex and the Squibb Beach Chalet, Hayle, Cornwall on and off between 2009 and 2013.

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released April 6, 2015

Mastered by Pete Lyman, Infrasonic Mastering.
Written, recorded & produced by Daryl Waller.
Mixed at Allman Studios, Stoke Newington By Daryl Waller.
Cover photo by Katie Toms.
Artwork & design by Daryl Waller.

Rob Williams: Cello on 'take me anywhere'
Philipp Virus: Spoken word on 'hitler opens his fist'
Jason Lytle (Grandaddy): Synth on 'gene wilder'
Erica Jarnes: Backing vocals on 'look to your mother'
Chad Mathney (Emperor X): Drums on 'smooth hands'
Syd Barrett: Spoken word on 'smooth hands'

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